Real Racing 2 Review
- Smooth steering control with casual and pro control settings.
- Varied career mode with lots of unlockable content.
- 16 player online racing with automatching.
- Outstanding environments and detailed vehicle visuals.
- No warnings for accidentally locking out races when selling a vehicle.
- Vehicle collisions err towards 'Arcade' rather than 'Realistic' damage.
Real Racing 2 is a class act, with driving controls that feel smooth; an online multiplayer that gives players to chance to really test their skills; and a career mode that will keep you driving for hours - an easy to recommend title.
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While I could go on about the amazing visuals, the licensed vehicles and the clever career system of Real Racing 2 by Firemint, the thing that stands out the most is the online multiplayer. Pitching in to a race with 15 other players can be exhilarating and outside of the occasional disconnected player it's a frantic environment to test out your skills.
The controls for Real Racing 2 are highly customizable, with options varying between tilt and touch based steering; automatic and manual braking - along with adjustable thresholds; automatic and manual acceleration; and steering adjust controls. Flipping most of these to automatic will provide casual gamers with a simple to learn and play arcade experience, while flicking them off will give fans of sim-racers a challenging ride to master. The steering correction is noticeable, though not entirely intrusive as it attempts to compensate for players swerving back and forth trying to stay straight.
The career mode is where you will spend most of your time, at least initially, as you push up your fame rating and earn cash rewards to purchase new vehicles and upgrades to get those pivotal pole positions. Each career mode features several gameplay modes, from head to head competitions in pre-determined vehicles to full championship races and time trials. This in turn will unlock maps for online play and vehicles you currently own in your garage can be used for these massive races. Unfortunately player-matching can result in players being matched with someone using a vehicle in a completely different league to the majority, however it does a good job of attempting to provide a competitive field.
Much like the original the visuals are simply stunning and getting the opportunity to race some of the world's best vehicles (with reckless abandon) around these beautiful tracks is an opportunity not to be missed all on its own. Real Racing 2 is the perfect pocket companion for fans of racing titles and a definite must grab if only for the massive online gameplay.
Description**Fully enhanced for iPhone 5.**
Get ready for the most exhilarating handheld racing experience! Take control of 30 officially licensed cars, each with unique performance characteristics. Feel the thrill of authentic pack racing action in an incredible 16-car grid – the first on iOS!
PRAISE FOR REAL RACING 2 ON iPHONE
“10/10 …The epitome of iPhone and iPod touch gaming.” – Pocket Gamer, Platinum Award
“4/4 MUST HAVE …Singlehandedly redefines racing excellence on the iOS platform.” – Slide To Play
“5/5 MICE …Real Racing 2 is the most visually stunning, feature-complete racing game for iOS.” - Macworld
“ …Easily one of the best games of 2011.” – CNET
“ ...Do not miss this game.” – TouchArcade
◆ Get to know meticulously detailed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35) and 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. See the full list at http://firemint.com/r2.
◆ Enjoy well over 10 hours of gameplay in the massive career mode with time trials, head-to-head races, eliminations, single ‘cup’ races, qualifiers and championships. Win races to purchase new cars and feel the difference with performance upgrades that affect handling. Work your way up from rookie to pro, or just jump into a Quick Race for instant fun.
◆ Play wirelessly on your HD TV through AirPlay and an Apple TV, challenge friends to a split screen multiplayer race with Party Play and enjoy enhanced visuals – for iPhone 4S only!
◆ Find out who the real champion is! Enter auto-matched 16 player online races. Meet up with friends for 8 player local WiFi races. Compete on global leaderboards in Time Trials.
◆ Race in 15 beautiful locations, with 40 miles of highly detailed race tracks, speedways and city circuits including twilight and night races.
◆ Choose control options to suit your personal style. Earn the checkered flag with our intuitive and easy to master controls or take things up a notch by disabling all driving assists. Set anti-skid, steering assist and sensitivity, automatic or manual acceleration and brake assist level. Touch or tilt to steer.
◆ Cutting edge graphics and physics powered by Firemint’s exclusive high performance Mint3D™ engine - optimized to push OpenGL ES2 and retina display technology to the limit, and fine tuned for the best experience on older devices.
Start your engines and get into the best handheld racing experience - “Buy Now”, or surprise a friend and “Gift this App”!
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